"Sydney Cricket Ground always turns. They talked about the pitch not turning much when Sri Lanka played there, but there were only slow bowlers, there were no spinners. Ashwin puts something on the ball, he will get some turn out of it. I think if India really had a high-class left-arm orthodox spinner, that could have troubled Australia. Australia have had some problems with orthodox left-arm spinners." he said

“I think spin bowling is a big advantage to India. I would say quick bowling, advantage Australia, batting about even. I would give this game even money at this stage," Chappell added.

The Indian bowling has made its presence felt after picking all the opposition wickets in the matches gone by and West Indian legend Brian Lara is impressed with the Mohammed Shami-led attack.

"I think it (good fast bowling conditions) is going to help the Australian fast bowlers but we can't discard the Indian pacers. They have got 70 wickets, they've bowled out every single team headed by Shami. (Umesh) Yadav and Mohit (Sharma) are also bowling well. I think the Indian attack is very well balanced and I agree with Ian that the match is very well-balanced," added Lara.

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